There were once more than 1700 seats inside Dudley Hippodrome.
Geoff Fitzpatrick now has to perch on a wall outside as he gathers support to stop it being bulldozed.
So far 10,000 have signed up to agree with his campaign group, the Friends of Dudley Hippodrome, who want it re-opened.
"We have to make sure that the decisions we make are fair, and the most vulnerable people, those being affected by it are being looked after in the best way possible."
"Now it doesn't mean we shouldn't make difficult decisions but it does mean we should take due care about them. i hope that this consultation will show that we have done that and that we'd be able to perhaps even come up with an alternative"
Cllr Les Jones, Leader of Dudley Council
Dorothy Walker is 94 and says her heart would be broken if plans to close New Bradley Hall, in Kingswinford, go ahead.
"I don't want to move again at 95, I don't want to move again, I mean I've done it three times. You've got to get used to all the people you've got to get used to all the carers, I mean it upsets you"